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Ladies pick up first region win
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Dawson County post player Ashley Parker goes up strong for a shot against Pacelli. Parker scored 10 points in a, 72-14, victory against the team from Columbus. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

The Dawson County Lady Tiger basketball team had a productive week.

The team went 2-1, with wins over Fannin County, 49-22, and Pacelli, 72-14, and a loss to Banks County, 66-58.

Coach Steve Sweat's team is currently 4-1 overall and 1-1 in Region 7-AAA play.

This weekend the team will travel to play in the Columbus Showcase in Columbus.

The team will face off against Schley County at 3:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a noon tip-off on Saturday against Chattahoochee County.

The Lady Tigers will return home for a big region showdown against White County at 6 p.m. Dec. 18.

Dawson County traveled to Blue Ridge on Dec. 4 for the team's first Region 7-AAA match-up of the season.

The game had a low scoring first half, with Dawson County holding a slim 17-14 lead.

Behind the scoring of senior point guard Carly Gilreath the Lady Tigers picked up the offense in the third quarter and outscored coach Suzianne Pass' team, 19-9, to take a 36-23 lead.

The Lady Rebels didn't back down and used a full court press to get back into the game. The Lady Rebels scored 19 fourth quarter points. It wasn't enough as the clock ran out, giving Dawson County its first region win of the year.

"It was great to get our first region win of the season," Sweat said.

Gilreath led all Lady Tigers in scoring with 19 points.

She was followed by teammates: Sheyenne Seabolt with eight points, Ashley Parker's six points, Hannah Porter had six points, Kenna Seitz contributed five points, Karlie Bearden and Allie Costley scored four points each.

A much improved Banks County Lady Leopard team traveled to Dawsonville on Friday night.

Coach Jerry King's team scored double digit points in each quarter to come away with an eight-point win.

It was Dawson County's first loss of the season, and more importantly, it was a Region 7-AAA game.

Banks County held a, 32-25, lead after two quarters of play. The Lady Tigers scored 33 second half points, but it wasn't enough as the Lady Leopards would not surrender the lead.

Gilreath and freshman guard Karlie Bearden led all Lady Tigers with 13 points each.

Seabolt also scored in double figures with 12 points and she pulled down five rebounds.

Parker added five points, Costley scored four points, Porter, Seitz and Kacie Bearden, contributed three points each and Whitney Glover scored two.

"It was our first loss of the year to a hot shooting Banks County team," Sweat said.

Saturday's affair was over early.

The Lady Tigers erupted offensively to take a 39-2 halftime lead over Pacelli from Columbus.

Dawson County's defense held the Lady Vikings scoreless in the second and fourth quarters.

The Lady Tigers placed five players in double figures: Gilreath with 19 points. Whitney Glover, Alison Honea, Parker and Seabolt each scored 10 points.

Karlie Bearden added four points followed by Kacie Bearden, Seitz and Porter with three points each.

"I thought we responded well after Friday's first loss of the season against Banks County," said Sweat. "I was really pleased with the intensity tonight after the tough loss last night."